August 2, 2015
Kimpton Hotels is one of the most recognizable boutique-hotel chains in the nation, but it is getting smaller in its headquarters city. The company now only runs The Buchanan in Japantown and Sir Francis Drake in Union Square.
Hotel Monaco San Francisco, on Geary Street, was the first to leave the chain. It’s now called The Marker Hotel. IGH now owns Kimpton. All seven of the company’s original hotels in the city are now owned by different firms. LaSalle Hotel Properties owns three, while Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has four.